I’m convinced that food is the most talked about thing on Twitter. You know apart from the polarized hate spewed by the boycott brigade. And when it is combined with innovation, there is no stopping it. Especially when it is carefully slotted in the experiment category; we all know how food Twitter loves to hate on the new entrants in the #FoodTrends and hey, can you blame them? That’s right; fellow purist this side, nice to e-meet you. Having said that, there’s another new development at hand and I have to admit that it’s fascinating. After all the butter chicken golgappe and Maggi milkshake, this time there is a rather bright idea amongst the fold.
And mind you, it is more heated than the discussion on kulhad pizza. Why? A Bengaluru eatery served idlis on ice-cream sticks with chutney and sambar served as dips. Some called it peak Bengaluru, the hub of innovation with all its creative glory, and others, are left aghast with the treatment to their fav dose! Needless to say, the internet is divided including Anand Mahindra, Shashi Tharoor and the rest of the internet. See for yourself.
— Mahendrakumar (@BrotherToGod) September 30, 2021
What a idea!!😉
— Deepak Mutha (@1234deepak) September 30, 2021
People from other side are trying to save the trees and finding alternatives, here these guys are wasting those sticks unnecessarily in the name of creativity!
— ನಟಭಯಂಕರ (@mshindhe) September 30, 2021
For heaven’s sake leave it alone, Dose is already messed up with so called creativity and now u want to spoil this as well
— ashish kumar (@ashishaka) September 30, 2021
Bengaluru, India’s innovation capital can’t stop its creativity from manifesting itself in the most unexpected areas… Idli on a stick—sambhar & chutney as dips…Those in favour, those against?? pic.twitter.com/zted3dQRfL
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 30, 2021
it is surely an incursion on our idly culture😑😑 https://t.co/H2lRZ0t5C2
— Prashanth Nellutla (@prashantescobar) October 1, 2021
— Sakshi (@savisakshi) October 1, 2021
Kuchchi idli with chutney & sambar – someone sure has been plagiarising the ice cream look! pic.twitter.com/PH6K57o3V1
— Venkat Parthasarathy (@Venkrek) September 30, 2021
Idli on stick. What next upma and poha in ice-cream cones? pic.twitter.com/j6JyH0aAmb
— SanghiDentico🇮🇳,🚩🚩🕉️ (@priyathedentico) October 1, 2021
— Rajeshwari B 🇮🇳 (@RSB_85) October 1, 2021
First of all, Bangalore sambhar is not sambhar (prepared to die on this hill). Second of all, tech bros need to get out of the food business.
Leave. My. Idlis. Alone. https://t.co/GZvU6ZZ6F7
— Radhika Raghu (@radsraghu) October 1, 2021
Kudos for the innovation.. but I don’t want the aftertaste of a wooden stick in my mouth 🤮 Especially when it gets soaked with sambhar.. I like my Idli the traditional way 😉 🍲 https://t.co/KbzyYVHKZR
— Utkarsh Sharma (@iutkarsharma) October 1, 2021
Wow , never thought of this . Now it looks like coconut ice cream and idli ice cream have become common.
Idli on a stick, with sambhar and chutney. Might cause riots in south India, but it’s a good idea – kids don’t wash hands before eating these days. pic.twitter.com/FzGiXPxAOH
— Rakesh Thiyyan (@ByRakeshSimha) September 30, 2021
As a north indian I take offense to idli being eaten like an ice-cream rolled around a wooden stick.
— Cāmuk (@Albert_Camuk) October 1, 2021
Bengaluru’s Smart Move On Idli’s. Now Ice Cream Lovers Will Be Amazed of this idea. Really Proud. Only if I could know how they made it😂. Anyways,Love the Idea. Waiting for Your Upcoming Ideas. #IdliForLife pic.twitter.com/zV7ieSbbvB
— Srinithi Ramesh (@Srinithi2608R) October 1, 2021
absurd but practical! https://t.co/R3yCCMwKVt
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 1, 2021
So, would you try it for yourself? Would you fancy some idli on sticks? Cause it will be doing it at your own risk.